This course examines the financial activities of government (public sector), that is, spending and taxation in private economies. Students will gain an understanding of topics including provision of public goods, externalities, public education, social security, healthcare, environment, income tax, sales tax, property tax, etc. State and local government issues are also addressed.
B3, B4: Offered in Part of Term (P.O.T.) 2 and/or 3, second semester